Neuronal-glial Cell Interrelationships

Report of the Dahlem Workshop on Neuronal-glial Cell Interrelationships: Ontogeny, Maintenance, Injury, Repair, Berlin 1980, November 30 – December 5

  • Editors
  • T. A. Sears
Conference proceedings

Part of the Dahlem Workshop Reports Life Sciences Research Report book series (DAHLEM, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Stephen W. Kuffler (1913–1980)

    1. T. A. Sears
      Pages 1-4
  3. Introduction

    1. T. A. Sears
      Pages 5-10
  4. Clinical Problems of Multiple Sclerosis

    1. W. I. McDonald
      Pages 11-24
  5. Ontogeny

    1. A. J. Aguayo, G. M. Bray
      Pages 57-75
    2. N. C. Spitzer
      Pages 77-91
    3. T. A. Sears
      Pages 92-92
    4. G. R. Strichartz, A. J. Aguayo, W. M. Cowan, H. Distel, L. Lim, G. M. McKhann et al.
      Pages 93-114
  6. Maintenance

    1. F. Solomon
      Pages 131-145
    2. R. K. Orkand
      Pages 147-157
    3. T. A. Sears
      Pages 168-168
    4. P. A. Walicke, D. A. Brown, R. P. Bunge, A. N. Davison, B. Droz, D. M. Fambrough et al.
      Pages 169-202
  7. Injury

About these proceedings

Introduction

need for an interdisciplinary approach to research, although scientifically desirable and laudable, is not easily met by the individual investigator, a statement which I must now qualify lest it be taken as a faint-hearted view of the problems which confront us in this or any other field of disease-orientated re­ search. In recent years the growth and scope of MS research parallels, in fact reflects, that which has occurred more generally concern­ ing research at all levels of complexity into the nature and modes of operation of the nervous systems of different animals. With respect to these developments Cowan (2) has observed that "this has led to the gradual emergence of a new, interdisciplinary ap­ proach to the study of the nervous system which has come to be known as Neuroscience. " At the center of neuroscience stands man striving to comprehend hirnself, not only in terms of the nuts and bolts of his own ner­ vous system and that of lower animals, but perhaps preoccupied most of all with the higher level nervous functions of perception, volition, cognition, and mentation, which characterize his "self. " The investigation of these processes depends ultimately on re­ search on man hirnself and the analysis of these processes in depth often must wait on Nature's own experiments to provide, through disease, the chance anatomical or biochemical lesions which dissect human behavior and expose the residual functions for scientific study.

Keywords

Multiple Sklerose animals behavior cell complexity cytoskeleton development experiment glia growth influence membrane neuroscience system tissue

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-68466-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-68468-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-68466-1
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